U.S. seeks firms to refurbish turbine-generator at 185.3-MW Fort Peck

OMAHA, Neb., U.S. 1/13/12 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on companies that are able to rehabilitate a turbine-generator at the 185.3-MW Fort Peck powerhouse on the Missouri River near Glasgow, Mont. Responses are due Jan. 23.

The Corps' Omaha District awarded a $4 million contract in 2008 to Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to rewind a generator at Fort Peck.

The agency now has issued a sources sought notice seeking information on firms capable of performing engineering and design to optimize power, performance, and efficiency of Unit 2 of the five-unit plant. The vertical-axis Francis unit has been in service since 1943 and is in daily use.

The Corps plans to seek a contractor to furnish and install a new Francis turbine runner optimized to a specified peak performance at a head of 190 feet. Other work would include a generator restack and rewind, and refurbishment of wicket gates, linkages, operating ring, servo, head cover, stay ring, and thrust bearing. The work is expected to require 560 days, scheduled during planned seasonal outages.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12R0016 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Responses are due Jan. 23. For information, contact Brandy Eaves, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, CECT-NWO-C, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102; (1) 402-995-2089; E-mail: brandy.r.eaves@usace.army.mil.

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